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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript Object Basics Filling Out the Play Method

Inside the if statement, return a string equal to the value of the name property followed by the string " is now playing

Inside the if statement, return a string equal to the value of the name property followed by the string " is now playing!". Use bracket notation.

object.js
const player1 = {
    name: 'Ashley',
    color: 'purple',
    isTurn: true,
    play: function(){
        if (this.isTurn) {
             const player1 = { name: 'Ashley',
                              color: 'purple',
                              isTurn: true,
                              play: function(){ if (this.isTurn) { } 
             return player1['name'] + ' is now playing!' }                                                                                                                                      
        } 

    }
}

5 Answers

trio-group I.AM
trio-group I.AM
24,755 Points

Hey!

You're closing the curly braces of your if statement before the return statement. Put the return inside of your conditional like so:

const player1 = {
    name: 'Ashley',
    color: 'purple',
    isTurn: true,
    play: function(){
      if(this.isTurn) {
        return player1['name'] + ' is now playing!'
      }
    }
}

Hope this helps!

I would use Niklas method.

Why cannot you use this code?

const player1 = {
    name: 'Ashley',
    color: 'purple',
    isTurn: true,
    play: function(){
       if (this.isTurn) {
            console.log(`${this['name']} is now playing!`);
        }
    }

}
Joseph Anson
Joseph Anson
14,447 Points

This is what I tried to do but it wouldn't work. I also wonder why this.name can't be used but I guess it is just to show how to use bracket notation. I am not sure what advantages the bracket notation would provide though if any?

const player1 = { name: 'Ashley', color: 'purple', isTurn: true, play: function(){ if(this.isTurn){ return (this.name + 'is now playing') } // write code here. }
}

You could also use template literals for this and it will work ....

const player1 = {
    name: 'Ashley',
    color: 'purple',
    isTurn: true,
    play: function(){
        if(this.isTurn){
          return `${this['name']} is now playing!`
        }
    }
}

I found it easier to write return this.name + ' is now playing!' I know, the challenge was to use brackets, but I just prefer this method. I havent fully grasped the bracket method yet really.

const player1 = { name: 'Ashley', color: 'purple', isTurn: true, play: function(){ if(this.isTurn){ return (this.name + 'is now playing') }

}  

}